I am pretty new to the position as media spokesperson for Christian Science in Ontario. The one area most new to me is the connection to Internet information. It is mind-boggling! Previously, I was a ‘brief browser’. By this I mean just quickly surfed through and picked up tid-bits that may have interested my current project or interests.
Now, I am much more alert to the world picture. As I look for what is influencing the thoughts of people on Facebook and Twitter, and media articles on the Internet on any number of topics, I was grateful for the article in the Huffington Post by Russ Gerber. (Doesn’t hurt that he is the Committee on Publication Manager, so he has a great overview of assimilating the news!)
What stood out to me was this comment: “We can’t afford to be online and on auto-pilot. Some would call that being hypnotized. We need to be alert, discerning thinkers when it comes to managing our way in the digital world. Practicing discernment should be taken seriously, because the quality of life depends on the quality of consciousness.”
My ‘alertness’ level just got raised a notch!